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City Workers Ordered to Wear Underwear in Florida Town

"They said you had to wear undergarments but who's going to be the judge of that? Sometimes when it comes to certain people going braless, it's obvious. But who's staring to see if that person doesn't have underwear on?"

— Mayor Joe Bernardini of Brooksville, FL, about a new dress code voted in by the city council. Behold the following list, which makes one wonder what government workers were wearing (or not wearing) before the dress code: Underwear is now required; employees must use deodorant; no halter tops or Spandex at work; no skirts worn "below the waistline;" no "distracting, offensive, or revealing" clothing; only ears may be visibly pierced; and last but not least, all cuts or wounds must now be covered. Now I know why the weird news site Fark has a special category for Florida. 


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pxpxcutie pxpxcutie 8 years
LOL! I live in Florida, and I know where Brooksville is. I'm not too surprised. lol.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
I'm a crazy feminist and I full support the underwear law, and if it had been just for bras, I wouldn't have had a problem with that either. But men go commando just the same. I don't want to see some guy's nut sack hanging out of his shorts, nor do I want to see any kind of plumbers crack. Underwear is a good thing.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
The sad part is that they actually had to put this stuff in writing at all. I wish more places had stricter dress codes as well.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
I wish MORE places had dress codes!!!! some people have NO clue and its obnoxious/offensive. I don't want nipples, ass crack, or BO near me.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i don't find this weird at all really... for one, they probably put the underwear rule in place with regards to women who have large breasts and are going braless...but they couldn't discriminate and say bras, so they said underwear in general - if they had said bras, there would be a story about that and there would be outraged women everywhere! crazy feminists going bonkers over it. second, halter tops, spandex, short skirts, revealing clothes, and piercings are all fairly commonly banned in workplaces... third, the wounds thing is probably a safety and sanitary issue and finally, the deoderant thing is a little weird but it totally pertains to people stinking and obviously its a problem there in the heat...its similar to the rule "no perfume or heavy scents" rule in a lot of places.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
I think it's appropriate for the work place that they issue this dress code, but I wasn't under the impression that people would dress completely ridiculously or what have you at work in the first place!
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